BURLINGAME (CBS SF) — An 11-year-old girl who died in a crash on Interstate Highway 280 in Burlingame early Sunday morning has been identified by the San Mateo County coroner’s office as 11-year-old Iliyah Porter.
The crash was reported around 12:55 a.m. Sunday on northbound Interstate Highway 280 south of Trousdale Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A black Chevrolet SUV was heading north on the highway when the driver lost control, went off of the roadway and down an embankment. The vehicle crashed into a tree and Iliyah, a San Francisco resident, was pronounced dead at the scene, CHP officials said.
The driver was hospitalized with major injuries but is expected to survive. Other passengers in the car were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the CHP.
CHP officials said it appears that everyone was wearing seat belts at the time of the crash and that it does not appear that alcohol played a role.
CHP Officer Art Montiel said today that investigators are looking into the sleepiness of the driver as a possible cause of the crash. Family members set up a page on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe to raise $15,000 in funeral expenses for Iliyah. The campaign had raised $6,475 as of Wednesday morning.
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